I incubated my first batch of eggs 21 short days ago. 8 total, knowing some may not be fertile. Well.... they all were of course. Candling was soooo exciting... but I never expected watching these little buggers hatch would completely put me over the edge. I can see how it can be addicting. I did not know enough to place all my eggs in the incubator at once, so my last two are due to hatch today. I have been hatching since last weekend. haha I did have to help one chick out of her egg... I suspect my humidity wasn't high enough, considering I've had to open the incubator up with each hatch. UGH! The colors of my little beauties fascinates me. Dad is my Rooster who is a year old.. all white with a red, single comb and the two moms.. I believe are my ee I know for sure, because of her green eggs, and the second mom I think is my production Red, Jessie. My last two hatches, my babies dried looking silver, grey..... so adorable..... I am only keeping two, as I have 5 one year olds outdoors and 6 2 week olds in my spare bedroom to add to the flock early spring..... and then of course these two little buggers. My boss is taking four, he has chickens as well, and my boyfriends boss is taking two. I wish I knew better how to sex them by looking at their wings.... here are a few pics of my experiences this week. ;-) Oh, did I mention I have a live feed chick cam set up at home, so as eggs start to hatch I can leave work to cheer them on! LOL I need chickens anonymous for sure!